Christian Winther EPK Electronic Press Kit
Danish-American tenor saxophonist and composer Christian Winther has been based in New Orleans since 1997. He has established himself as a voice demanding attention on the jazz scene through his soulful sound and a style of composing that exudes an expressive melodious quality. Winther’s latest recording “Refuge In Sound” (2016 SPM) earned him critical acclaim from national and international jazz publications and features a set of all original compositions by the the leader and a cast including Allyn Johnson-piano, Reuben Rogers-bass, Mike Moreno-guitar and Billy Williams Jr.-drums. Winther’s saxophone style is rooted in the jazz tradition, but he exerts an openness that allows him to draw on many influences in creating and sharing his story in sound. The Christian Winther Quartet has been featured at Jazz festivals and clubs in the US and Europe and has recorded on the SPM and SteepleChase labels. Winther Studied at University of New Orleans with Ellis Marsalis and Harold Batiste.
Christian Winther Quartet: RIDER
Christian Winther Quartet: EPK
JazzTimes -Travis Rogers: “Refuge in Sound” proves more than Christian Winther’s virtuosity and talent in composing, even though both are eminently true. It is a revelation of the heart and mind of the artist”.
“His tone, his effortless control, his brilliant writing skills all lay bare his expression of himself and reveals more about himself on Refuge in Sound than in anything previous….It is reflective, emotional, affectionate and, as he says, personal”.
All About Jazz gave it 4 1/2 stars and calls it “A jewel of an album that seems to sparkle all over, Winther and crew present a glowing landscape of contemporary jazz deserving of attention”.
Jazz Weekly “It’s comforting to hear a tenor player emphasize sound without sacrificing chops”.
Offbeat “As a musician and composer, he wears his modern jazz with style and grace”.